Thursday, February 18, 2010
LOTR Readalong - The Fellowship of the Ring: Middle
Mid-month is here (and passing me by), which means that it is time for a check in with The Fellowship of the Ring. Clare at The Literary Omnivore has posted a few discussion questions and a Mister Linky to post your progress.
I have to admit I am excited to be moving onto the second part of the book. I enjoyed the first part of the book except for Tom Bombadil. My God I just wanted to leave him and his house and the forest behind. I had this feeling the whole time the hobbits were with him that something awful was going to happen but then I realized that Tom was the something awful, you just can't get rid of him. Go away Tom, let us move on already! I almost didn't make it through that part of the book. I think Jenny at Jenny's Books is correct in calling him Tom Horrible Bombadil.
I think I can sum up my basic feelings about the first half of the book like this:
The Shire: fun.
Bree: mysterious and fun.
Aragorn: hot, mysterious and fun.
Dark Riders: Run.
Tom Bombadil: Eat, then run.
Is there really anything else that needs to be said?